Laramie County Fire Authority suggest slowing down over the holidays
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - If you’re planning on ringing in the New Year with fireworks, the Laramie County fire authority suggests you don’t.
An overly dry winter, tall grasses, and strong winds have meant the newly minted fire district has been busy with grass fires around the county.
They suggest leaving the holiday fireworks up to the professionals.
They have also seen an uptick in chimney fires. So make sure you have yours swept every year before using it.
If you are thinking about taking down those Christmas decorations, LCFA suggests you bring a buddy.
And when you’re outside, make sure you’re not placing your foot or the ladder on ice or snow.
“Take your time, if you have to do it the next day, do it the next day. We see a lot more injuries when people try and cram projects all in short period of time. So take your time, be patient, make sure somebody is watching you while you’re taking those decorations down,” said Cooper McCullar, Captain of Engineering -LCFA.
Laramie County Fire Districts 2 and 8 are becoming one district on January 3, becoming the new “Laramie County Fire Authority.”
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